Deadhorse Creek Trail

Mount Rainier National Park
Located 28.4 miles from Buckley, Washington (WA)
4 Stars
2,655 Steps 1  (1.2 mi)


The Deadhorse Creek Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,138 ft (1,871 m), a minimum elevation of 5,377 ft (1,639 m), and an elevation range of 761 ft (232 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
2,6551.2 mi5,377 ft6,138 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
43 min63.4761 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
28 min0.00 ft761 ft

What is the length of the Deadhorse Creek Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) or 2,655 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Deadhorse Creek Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 43 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 28 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Deadhorse Creek Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Rainier National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Mowich Lake, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Sunrise, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: White River Park, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Rainier West, WA
  5. Topo Map: Mount Rainier East, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Chinook Pass, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Wahpenayo Peak, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Tatoosh Lakes, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Ohanapecosh Hot Springs, WA

Is there a Deadhorse Creek trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Deadhorse Creek Trail is located on the Mount Rainier East topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.